- Ellen Andros - June 2018 - May 2021
Teddy was born in 2014 and came to the farm at about 4 months old. He was originally adopted from a humane society but his adopters noticed something wrong with his eyes. They took him to a veterinarian for an exam only to discover that Teddy suffered from a rather rare condition where he was born without any eyelids. As a result, he couldn’t close his eyes and the hair around his eyes would continuously poke into his eyes causing ulcers. Teddy’s only hope was for an ophthalmologist to treat him and to do a rather specialized surgery. His adopters knew they were not up to what was needed and we were asked if we could take him here in our sanctuary. Teddy underwent three major surgeries which have successfully “created” partial eyelids by using his own skin grafts. Although they are not “normal” they are at least functional. Teddy will be with us for life as his care requires frequent trimming of the hair around his eyes. He is a most amazing patient and has grown into a gorgeous cat. And Teddy is quite the guy. He has a playful and spunky attitude which serves him well. He is fully sighted and loves to zip around his room zooming up and down cat trees and chasing toys as well as his other cat friends.